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Freshman Application & Deadlines

You are invited to apply for admission to Rose-Hulman in the fall prior to the year you wish to be admitted - for incoming freshmen, that's the fall of your senior year. 

Prospective first-year applicants can choose to apply Early Action (EA) or Regular Decision (RD). The EA deadline to complete the application and submit all required application materials is November 1, with notification on or before December 15. All application materials must be postmarked by November 1 to be considered for EA. Early Action is non-binding. You do not have to make your nonrefundable enrollment deposit until May 1, but you are notified of your application decision earlier in the process. If you apply Early Action and you do not have all application materials in by the deadline, we will automatically roll you to Regular Decision.

Regular Decision applicants must submit the application by February 1* and all materials must be postmarked by February 1*. Decisions will be mailed on or before March 15.

If accepted, you'll be asked to send a nonrefundable enrollment deposit by May 1. It saves your spot in the freshman class and is credited towards your tuition and fees. The housing application will be sent to you after the May 1 deadline.

A completed application for admission should include:

  • Submitting the Common Application
  • High school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores sent electronically (please note it can take 7 to 10 days for us to receive the scores once ordered from the College Board or ACT)
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or principal (homeschooled students must have the recommendation come from someone other than the parents)
  • International students must also supply an affidavit of financial support and an official copy of TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Once admitted and prior to registration, an official copy of your high school transcript with graduation date must be received by the Office of Admissions.

  • August 1-Feb 1: Applications Accepted
  • November 1: Early Action Deadline
  • December 15: Early Action Admission Decisions
  • February 1: Regular Decision Deadline
  • March 15: Regular Decision Admission Decisions
  • May 1: Enrollment Deposit Due
Water skiers in a pyramid formation skiing on Speed Lake.

Okay, maybe it's not really a watersports paradise.

So yeah, we might not be able to water ski here, but we aren't bored. There's a ton of stuff going on all the time. From 90+ clubs (Robotics club, anyone? How about paintball? Or swing dancing?), to athletics and intramurals, performing arts, residence life and cool events hosted by the student activities office. 
Lisa Norton

Lisa Norton

Lisa Norton has served as Dean of Admissions since 2013. She is a recipient of the President’s Outstanding Service Award and has been an officer for the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counseling, including serving as its president.

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Office of Admissions
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
Phone: 800-248-7448

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